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The doors on my coupe seem to hang so that i have to lift them in order to shut the doors properly. Is this due to the door hinges being bent? is this common?

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Re: coupe door hinges

big heavy doors end up drooping after the years ...
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Re: coupe door hinges

It's the bushes are worn.The original bushes are nylon and wear out..There are bronze bushes available to replace them + new pins if you need them.The hinges are easily pulled apart to fit the bushes..Any of the places that stock GT parts will have them or rarespares.
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ah k. so its not the actual hinges that are bent, just the bushes need replacing...

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ah k. so its not the actual hinges that are bent, just the bushes need replacing...

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After fitting your new bushes as such, one thing you can do is to adjust the striker plate so the door is actually supported by the plate when it is shut. This may not be to your liking but something to think about.

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After fitting your new bushes as such, one thing you can do is to adjust the striker plate so the door is actually supported by the plate when it is shut. This may not be to your liking but something to think about.

Yeah i see where your coming from. That sounds like a good preventative measure.
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